The aims of the "Green Campus Summit" (GCS-2013) are as follows :
to provide Universities and Higher Educational Institutions all round the world with an opportunity to display and present their works on campus greening (i.e. curriculum innovation, restructuring, action research, activities, practical projects, etc..);
to foster the exchange of information, and dissemination of knowledge, ideas and experiences acquired in the execution of projects, from successful initiatives and best practices;
to promote adopting/ implementing strategies for campus sustainability;
to provide opportunity to showcase thought leadership on campus sustainability for institutional/ industrial campuses all round the world;
to discuss methodological approaches and projects which aim to integrate the topic of campus greening in Universities, Higher Educational Institutions and even other organisations;
to network the participants and provide a platform so they can explore possibilities for cooperation and collaboration.
A further aim of the event will be to document and disseminate the wealth of experiences available today. To this purpose, a book “Green Campus” with selected papers from the conference will be produced. This will be a further volume of the award-winning book series “Environmental Education, Communication and Sustainability” (Peter Lang Scientific Publishers), which since its creation in 1998 has become the world′s longest running book series on education and communication on sustainable development.